Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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SOMATOSTATIN

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB1200         Geisinger Epic ID: 52725

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Plasma
Preferred collection container:
Specimen required:
1.8 mL plasma; minimum 0.6 mL.
Special notes:
Draw in a pre-chilled lavender-top tube. Separate and freeze immediately. Do not thaw.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Centrifuge and aliquot. 
Transport temperature:
Frozen.
Specimen stability:
Room temperature: 8 hours. Refrigerated: 8 hours. Frozen: 28 days.
Rejection criteria:
Gross lipemia • Grossly icteric

TEST DETAILS
Additional information:
This test was developed and its analytical performance characteristics have been determined by Quest Diagnostics. It has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. This assay has been validated pursuant to the CLIA regulations and is used for clinical purposes.
CPT code(s):
84307
Note: The billing party has sole responsibility for CPT coding.  Any questions regarding coding should be directed to the payer being billed.  The CPT codes provided by GML are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only.
Methodology:
Extraction
Immunoassay
Synonyms:
Quest test code 34480, Somatostatin
Clinical significance:
Somatostatin is a neurohormone produced in the brain, hypothalamus and gastrointestinal tract. This test is used to diagnose somatostatin-producing tumors. Elevated levels are observed with somatostatinoma, medullary thyroid carcinoma and pheochromocytoma.

Performing Locations

Quest Diagnostics

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Set up: Tues a.m.; Report available: 8 days    
Performed stat? No
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